Central Paris is made for walking, and increasingly, bicycling. Despite its narrow streets and busy boulevards, the city is remarkably bike friendly thanks to an ambitious campaign to curb vehicle use and reduce pollution. Velib, the city’s bike share, turns 10 this year with 1,800 stations and more than 23,000 bicycles for rent. The now-ubiquitous gray bikes are popular with Parisians and tourists. You can purchase a ticket to use the system for the day for 1.7 euros.
“Have you been here before?” asks the tattooed and bearded bartender at Little Red Door, a speakeasy-style bar in Paris. He hands over what looks like a child’s board book, but titled “Eleven unique artistic interpretations of eleven distinctive drinks.”Choose a picture, he says with a grin. Whatever inspires me will be the drink he’ll make. If the picture doesn’t intrigue, slide out the card to see the ingredients.
The city bearing the name of the world famous valley spent years as the less-popular sister of the more touristy towns of St. Helena, Calistoga and Yountville. In the past decade, the city has added a revitalized riverfront (complete with a multimillion-dollar flood-control plan that keeps downtown dry), a gourmet food hall and a homegrown music festival, BottleRock, which debuted in 2013.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".